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APL-13


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


APL-2 Class Non-self-propelled Barracks Ship:
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
  • Ordered, 15 January 1944
  • Laid down, 05 September 1944
  • Launched, 12 October 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, LT Ronald H Wallace, USNR, in charge, 20 November 1944
  • Towed from Boston to Canal Zone by Army tug LT-784, 22 December 1944-13 January 1945
  • Towed from Balboa to Pearl Harbor by ATA-202, 01-12 February 1945
  • Towed from Pearl Harbor to Guam, via Eniewetok, by Menominee (ATF-73), 07 March-12 April 1945
  • Towed from Ulithi to Leyte by Tern (ATO-142), 26 May-01 June 1945
  • Grounded in Typhoon Louise at Okinawa, 09 October 1945
  • Placed out of service, 23 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, wreck unsalvageable on Chinen Saki and blown up, 22 February 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,300 tons (lt), 2,660 tons (fl)
    Length 260.0' waterline, 261.2' overall
    Beam 49'
    Draft 8' 6" (lim)
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 66
    Accommodation
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 583
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,000 Bbls

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